Wind energy installations across states

Top five states in India with highest wind electricity generation

India is blessed with various renewable energy sources. Wind energy is a prominent renewable energy source in India. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has already estimated 103 GW* of wind energy potential. Government of India is looking at renewable energy as a way to achieve energy security and to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions happening from the electricity sector. Therefore, renewable energy development is high on government agenda. Recently, India set 60 GW of wind capacity addition target40

David Nelson - Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative

GCG in conversation with David Nelson, Senior Director at Climate Policy Initiative

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco, dedicated to helping nations achieve low-carbon development. They are a team of analysts and advisors that work to improve the most important energy and land use policies around the world, with a particular focus on finance. They support decision makers through in-depth analysis on what works and what does not. Our work helps nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. This is a complex40

Share of coal based power capacity in India

Coal and its impact on Indian Power Sector

The crucial role played by coal in India’s industrial and economic fortunes was recently emphasized by the Supreme Court’s observation – ”Coal is king and paramount Lord of industry … Industrial greatness has been built up on coal … In India, coal is the most important indigenous energy resource and remains the dominant fuel for power generation … “ A quick look at where the Coal and Power sectors stand today in India. Captive coal mining: SC Judgment The Central40

Green Law Panel

Green Law Panel to review archaic laws related to forestry and environment

The government of India has appointed a Green Law Panel to review archaic laws related to forestry and environment. Some of the acts are so old that they deserve to be archived rather than being implemented. The acts which will fall under the purview of the commission headed by TSR Subramaniam are: Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 Environment (Protection) Act ,40

Solar Module

Solar Parks Investment

India’s flagship environment ministry, the MNRE has turned out with a draft plan for advancement of sun based parks and ultra mega sun powered projects which will in turn lead to deployment of expansion of 20,000 MW of sun oriented solar power. India is currently implementing the ambitious solar powered National Solar Mission that seeks to make use of sun’s power and result in a gradual shift of the country’s energy economics from a fossil fuel based power sector to40

India says no to Anti-dumping Duties

India has finally decided not to impose anti-dumping duties on imported solar PV modules. With this, the country will not have to face the ire of the WTO where a case was filed by the US against India’s decision to impose anti-dumping duties. First Solar, a US based company had even approached the Delhi High court for a ruling against the decision which refused to intervene as the matter wasn’t decided. The rejection which finally came from the Ministry of40

Wind turbine

Accelerated depreciation (AD) scheme to continue for wind energy projects in India

With a government change at the centre in India, the accelerated depreciation (AD) scheme has been extended for wind projects in India. The scheme was shelved by the earlier government. “To encourage the wind energy programme, there is an accelerated depreciation. There was confusion whether we have extended it or not. Members wanted it to be extended. I am, therefore, continuing with that accelerated depreciation,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed the Lok Sabha while replying to a debate on the40

Power Grid

Key signals from the central government to improve the power sector in India

It is well recognized that India needs to make drastic improvements in its fuel supply chain, transmission network and distribution efficiencies. These improvements will take time and sustained political support at the Centre as well as in States. This article highlight key signals from the Central Government that are expected to improve the power sector and boost the development of renewable energy in India. Find out what these developments mean for the power sector in general and the renewable energy40